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Issue #3 Summer 1999 (buy
a Block: Building Your Own Skate Spot
Review: Mark Gonzales' Broken Poems and Michael Brooke's The Concrete
by Matt Irving
fantastic columns, full page pictures, product reviews and more.
of Skatedork #3
Thoreauan #26 - What a fantastic zine! It isn't your typical
macho sports rag though. Steve and his contributors truly have a
deep love for the sport. This issue talks about the problems skateboarders
deal with on a daily basis with the police and other public officials;
the importance of skating for the sake of art; old timers rediscovering
skateboarding; building your own skatespot; skateboarding and photography.
The story that stood out was "Bad Breaks" by Scott Pierce.
At 17 he decides to try skating down a steep hill. Poor guy, one
moment he's in heaven and then bang! He ends up breaking his shoulder
and nearly killing himself. He gave up skating and now plays bass
in a band. There is plenty of awesome photography, cool art by Matt
Irving, and product and book reviews to round out this issue. What
I love most about Skatedork is being able to feel the passion
and devotion for a spotr that often gets overlooked. You don't have
to be a skater to enjoy this superb zine either. I'm looking forward
to the next issue.